Self-storage marketing has been catapulted to a whole new level. Long-term sustainability and success requires frequent and creative marketing campaigns encompassing traditional, online and grassroots marketing. Online marketing includes self-storage directories, facility websites, pay-per-click advertising, Yellow Pages, organic searches, social media such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, reservation and payment systems, webinars, blogs, and more. Today’s self-storage managers and owners must be Internet-savvy, putting into practice the technology available at their fingertips, including search-engine optimization, search-engine marketing and third-party referral sites to reach new customers via the Web. They’re building targeted databases for e-mail marketing campaigns, and improving their Yellow Pages ads. Self-storage operators are also embracing grassroots marketing, reaching out to their communities and donating money and space. They’re partnering with e-waste recycling companies to ensure their doing their part for the environment, and helping their local communities be green.
Self-Storage Operator Gotham Mini Storage Launches ‘Most Cramped Space’ Photo Contest
Gotham Mini Storage, a new self-storage facility in Manhattan, N.Y., has launched “NYC’s Most Cramped Space Contest” on its Facebook page, inviting New Yorkers to post pictures of their most cramped living spaces. Selected winners will win up to a year of storage from ...More
Slideshow Reveals 10 Things Self-Storage Operators Need to Learn at ISS Expo
A new slideshow, "10 Things Your Self-Storage Business Is Begging You to Learn at the 2013 ISS Expo," will help attendees of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, April 2-5, hone in on strategic offerings to maximize their event experience and capture knowledge ...More
10 Things Your Self-Storage Business Is Begging You to Learn at the 2013 ISS Expo
In the self-storage industry, the professionals who experience the most success are often those who continue to develop their knowledge of the latest industry trends and business methods. Here are 10 things facility owners and managers can learn at the upcoming Inside ...More
Southern Self Storage Launches Facebook Sweepstakes
Southern Self Storage, a Florida-based operator with 20 locations throughout the state, is hosting its second social media contest using Facebook. This time the company will give away a brand new Apple iPad Mini. ...More
Content Marketing: Tell Your Self-Storage Story Through Compelling Content
The biggest challenge facing self-storage marketers is that consumers have shut themselves off from the traditional world of marketing. Guest blogger and ISS Expo speaker Christina Alvino says the way to attract and convert prospective tenants today is through content ...More
Harness the Power of YouTube: Can Video Bring in Self-Storage Customers?
With more than 800 million unique visitors each month, YouTube has become one of the best marketing avenues available today. How can self-storage operators promote their facility on this social-media giant? ...More
Self-Storage Operator Stor-All Storage Adds ‘Personal’ Touch to New Branding Slogan
Stor-All Systems Inc., which operates self-storage facilities under the Stor-All Storage name, has launched a rebranding campaign using the new tagline, “Personally Yours.” The slogan has been added to the traditional purple-and-green Stor-All logo and will stand alone on ...More
South Africa Self-Storage Operator Stor-Age Holds ‘Kick-Off’ Promotion During Rugby Tournament
Stor-Age, a self-storage operator with more than 20 facilities in South Africa, recently held a “kick-off” promotion during the Cape Town Tens rugby tournament in which 1,200 people entered for a chance to win a Golf GTI automobile. Six participants were chosen to vie for ...More
Australian Self-Storage Operator Co-Sponsors Brisbane Lions AFL Team
National Storage, an Australian self-storage operator with 61 facilities throughout country, has announced that it will co-sponsor Australian Football League team the Brisbane Lions for the next three years, starting Feb. 1. ...More
Does Your Self-Storage Website Still Get Value From Facebook?
Although Facebook remains a viable opportunity for self-storage businesses to promote themselves, guest blogger Brian Barwig says the website’s controversial, pay-to-play “promoted posts” program has frustrated enough businesses to warrant a re-examination of their social ...More